, JAKARTA – As many as 38 of the 282 companies in the energy and mining sector have not submitted data on company payments to complete the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative report for 2012-2013.

Based on data from Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, companies that have not reported data are 27 of 108 mineral and coal (Minerba) companies, and 11 of 174 companies in the oil and gas (Migas) sector.

Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia Maryati Abdullah assessed that this has the potential to set a bad precedent for transparency and governance of the extractive industry in Indonesia.

He regretted the attitude of the company that did not send the EITI report in the midst of the government’s efforts to restore the status of EITI Indonesia membership which was suspended or suspended. This status was valid since 26 February 2015 because Indonesia was late in issuing the EITI report for the 2012-2013 period.

“This shows the company’s weak commitment and seriousness to be transparent and at the same time does not support the government’s efforts to improve transparency and accountability for the extractive industry in Indonesia,” said Maryati as quoted by a press statement received by Bisnis, Wednesday (30/9/2015).

Meanwhile, mineral and coal companies that have not reported include one company holding a Contract of Work (KK), nine owners of mineral Mining Business Permits (IUP), two Coal Mining Exploitation Work Agreements (PKP2B), and 15 coal IUPs.

Yenni Soetjipto, Civil Society Representative in the EITI Indonesia Implementation Team, urged the government to take a firm stand against companies that are reluctant to report EITI.

The implementation of EITI Indonesia is one of the mandates listed in Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No.7 / 2015 concerning Actions to Prevent and Eradicate Corruption.

According to him, the company’s reluctance to report EITI could be interpreted as resistance to efforts by the anti-corruption movement. This can be used as material for the government’s evaluation of the company’s existence. The companies are expected to send reports no later than October 5.

EITI is an international standard in reporting state revenue from extractive industries, the process of which involves multi-stakeholders, namely government, business, and civil society. The implementation of EITI in Indonesia is based on Presidential Regulation No. 26 of 2010 concerning Transparency of State Revenue and Regional Revenue Obtained from Extractive Industries.